Don’t confuse illiquidity and volatility – Pimco
Financial markets have undergone substantial changes as a result of regulatory shifts, but according to Pimco’s global head of portfolio risk management, William de Leon, much of the volatility currently in evidence has more to do with central-bank induced uncertainty than illiquidity.
Allianz to sell €4.5bn cache of Italian life policies
Insurance giant Allianz is looking to sell a portfolio of life insurance policies in Italy worth €4.5bn ($5.09bn, £3.6bn) as it struggles to cope with rock-bottom interest rates, Reuters has reported.
New S. Korea IFA model a ‘turning point in rebuilding trust’
Barings’ chief executive in South Korea, Thae Khwarg, has said that he ‘welcomes’ proposed changes announced by the country’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) which would allow IFAs to provide independent advice while adopting a new fee-based only regime similar to the UK.